New plate numbers come out on the 1st March and 1st September.....
So on the 1st March 2004 we got 04.... and then on the 1st Sept 2004 we'll get 54.... March 1st 2005 will be 05 etc etc....
I do agree with Munki that it will make a slight difference when it comes to trade in as the Glasses guide qoutes prices by plate 04 v's 54 ( i believe ! ).... i would think more in the region of 200/300 quid.... if its only a couple of weeks I'd wait !... but then thats just me !!
If you can hold on I would, the financial benefit is one thing but also (unless you put a PP on) you will have 6 months of driving a car with the latest plate. Itís not a big thing, just 3 weeks after you purchase the car it will be labelled 6 months old.
The extra waiting will be character building!
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Both my MINIs were with the dealer in August and I waited until September 1st to get them, in fact the first one was driven to my place on trade plates on the 31st August and I had to promise not to drive it until the 1st Sept.
It deos make a difference in value - as has been sugessted just look at Galss's guide - and bear in mind dealers will also allow for it come trade in time.
But above that, it is just great to drive out with the new plate on it's first day of issue - a little bit of feel good factor
03 to 53 doen't make a huge difference in price maybe £200 at most, but 53 to 04 is more significant at around £500. It's really up to you if you want to hold out or not.
Like Soggy I held out last year for a couple of weeks to get a 53 plate just for the kudo of driving a new reg car
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